TMJ Treatments


TMJ Treatments In Australia


Are you struggling with persistent pain in your jaw joint and searching for TMJ treatments? Do you experience flare-ups of tenderness and pain in the jaw joint quite often and want some advanced treatment options?

Welcome the Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic – the smile and cosmetic experts of Australia.

As one of the Best TMJ specialists in Australia, Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic offers comprehensive treatment solutions for the jaw joint issue by combining medications, therapies, and surgical procedures.

Before going to the treatments, learn more about TMJ.

What Is TMJ?


TMJ is a disorder of the temporomandibular joint – a hinge that connects the jaw to the temporal bones of the skull. The joint supports your jaw movement up, down, and side to side, letting you chew, talk, and yawn.

People at their teen years start experiencing the symptoms of TMJ as their jaw develop at a different pace than their skull. The misalignment of the jawbone and the joint can also happen due to the oral issues of people – crooked teeth, dental trauma, and more.

The following are the symptoms of the disorder:

Pain while opening the mouth or chewing

Pain while opening the mouth or chewing


Pain in the face, neck, ear, and jaw

Pain in the face, neck, ear, and jaw


Clicking, popping, or grating sound while you open and close your mouth

Clicking, popping, or grating sound while you open and close your mouth


Headaches

Headaches


Locking of the jaw joint

Locking of the jaw joint




Please note that these symptoms go away without any treatment for some people. If you have persistent symptoms, contact us to get comprehensive treatment solutions to relieve from the pain and discomfort.

Treatment


Based on the diagnosis and the symptoms, our dentists may provide you with medications, surgical procedures, or therapies, or a combination of these treatment options. When it comes to medications, we give muscle relaxants and pain relievers to contain pain and muscle spasms.

Our non-drug therapies include physical therapy and mouthguards. The physical therapy is a combination of jaw muscle exercises, using ultrasound, ice, and moist heat. We will also use mouth guards or oral splints to place them over the teeth of the patients to address the symptoms.

If the non-surgical procedures don’t help, we will provide you with some of the following invasive procedures:

Arthrocentesis – the procedure of collecting synovial fluid from the joint to remove debris

Arthrocentesis – the procedure of collecting synovial fluid from the joint to remove debris


TMJ arthroscopy

TMJ arthroscopy


Injections – corticosteroid injections to relax the jaw muscles and to relieve pain

Injections – corticosteroid injections to relax the jaw muscles and to relieve pain


Open-joint surgery

Open-joint surgery


Modified condylotomy can be helpful if you experience locking. The surgical procedure is performed on the mandible – not in the joint – to benefit TMJ indirectly.

If the disorder and pain are due to the structural problems of the joint, our dentists will complete an open-joint surgery. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete the TMJ surgery that involves the repairing or replacing of the joint.



Diagnosis


Our dental practitioners will listen to your symptoms and examine the range of motion of your jaw. If they find an issue, they will take x-rays and MRI scans to identify the issues associated with your joint disk as well as the surrounding soft tissue.

We also use TMJ arthroscopy to diagnose the disorder. As part of TMJ arthroscopy, we will insert a thin tube into the space around your jaw joint and place a small camera to examine the area. The procedure can help us to identify issues such as the damage to the joint surface and torn cartilage. It is also used for performing arthroscopic surgery to correct TMJ disorders.


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